Neptune Odyssey: A Flagship Concept for the Exploration of the Neptune–Triton System

@article{Rymer2021NeptuneOA,
  title={Neptune Odyssey: A Flagship Concept for the Exploration of the Neptune–Triton System},
  author={Abigail M. Rymer and Kirby D. Runyon and Brenda Clyde and Jorge I. N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Romina Nikoukar and Krista M. Soderlund and Kunio M. Sayanagi and Mark D. Hofstadter and Lynnae C. Quick and S. Alan Stern and Tracy M. Becker and Matthew M. Hedman and Ian Cohen and F. Crary and Jonathan J. Fortney and Janet Vertesi and C. Hansen and Imke de Pater and Carol S. Paty and Thomas R. Spilker and Tom S. Stallard and George Blair Hospodarsky and H. Todd Smith and Hannah R. Wakeford and Sarah E. Moran and Andrew M. Annex and Paul M. Schenk and Martin T. Ozimek and Juan Carlos Montalvo Arrieta and Ralph L. McNutt and Adam Masters and Amy A. Simon and Susan L. Ensor and Clint T. Apland and Jonathan R. Bruzzi and Donald A. Patthoff and Christopher J. Scott and Christopher J. Campo and Christopher J. Krupiarz and Corey J. Cochrane and Curt Gantz and Daniel E. Rodriguez and Daniel Gallagher and Dana M. Hurley and Doug Crowley and Elisabeth Abel and Elena Provornikova and Elizabeth Turtle and George B. Clark and Jacob Wilkes and John W. Hunt and James H. Roberts and Jeremy C Rehm and Kelvin Murray and Lawrence Wolfarth and Leigh N. Fletcher and Linda J. Spilker and Emily S. Martin and Marzia Parisi and Michael Norkus and N. I. Izenberg and Robert W. Stough and Ronald J. Vervack and Kathleen E. Mandt and Kevin B. Stevenson and Seth A. Kijewski and Weilun Cheng and Jay D. Feldman and Gary Alfred Allen and Dinesh K. Prabhu and Soumya Dutta and Cindy Young and Joseph Williams},
  journal={The Planetary Science Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={2}
}
The Neptune Odyssey mission concept is a Flagship-class orbiter and atmospheric probe to the Neptune–Triton system. This bold mission of exploration would orbit an ice-giant planet to study the planet, its rings, small satellites, space environment, and the planet-sized moon Triton. Triton is a captured dwarf planet from the Kuiper Belt, twin of Pluto, and likely ocean world. Odyssey addresses Neptune system-level science, with equal priorities placed on Neptune, its rings, moons, space… 

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